one of my coworkers had to put her cat down today. she is a very sweet lady and works in the childrens room very part time. she also just retired from the high school library. her cats name was China and she was in kidney failure. the vet felt the kitties belly and could NOT feel the kidneys at all. so, please say a little prayer for her and China, that China will be happily waiting for her in kitty heaven (and not tearing the place up and ruffling the angels' feathers like Queequeg who is very unhappy without his auntie).